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Two men arrested, charged with possession of cocaine, other drug paraphernalia

Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and S.W.A.T. team arrested two men in Albemarle Friday after finding cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement arrested Timothy Eugene Richardson, after executing a search warrant at 1120 Elm St. They found 146 grams of cocaine and $2,136.

Richardson was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and distribute cocaine, trafficking cocaine by manufacture, trafficking cocaine by possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Timothy Eugene Richardson was arrested Friday on drug charges. Photo courtesy of Lt. George Miller.

Carl Wingate McPherson Jr., 51, was also arrested at the same location. Law enforcement found 3 grams of methamphetamines, 37 opiate-based pills and $1,196 in his possession.

McPherson Jr. was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and distribute methamphetamine, maintaining vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, trafficking by possession opiates, trafficking by transport opiates and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McPherson, Jr. is on a secured bond of $200,000.

Carl Wingate McPherson Jr. was arrested Friday on drug charges. Photo courtesy of Lt. George Miller.

Both men have their initial court appearance in District Court in Albemarle scheduled on Feb. 22.

 

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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